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Amazon has announced it will create 1,500 jobs by opening a major new warehouse in Essex.
Located in the dock area of Thurrock town Tilbury, the “fulfilment centre” will become the retailer’s 13th in the UK.
It will be fitted with robotic arms which carry products to and fro staff.
The announcement comes after a spike in online shopping, with UK shoppers spending 16.7 per cent more online this July compared to last year and 1.2 per cent more than this June.
Ian Geddes, UK head of retail at Deloitte, said: “The online market now accounts for 14.2 per cent of all retail sales, 1.6 percentage points more than 12 months ago.
“Not only does this indicate a step up in online spending, but retailers also appear to be on the right path when it comes to engaging with the online consumer.”
Tilbury, due to open in 2017, will require operations managers, engineers, HR and IT workers and Amazon said it is currently scouting for the positions.
This year alone, the online giant will create 3,500 positions.